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Introducing a large portion of the boys cross country class of 2024.
Durango's 4x800 dropped a 4A state record in dominating fashion.
Mountain Vista's 2019 squad is the fourth-fastest team over the past decade.
Niwot and Durango took this one down to the line...
Can anyone keep pace with the Niwot girls?
Dakota Ridge and Mountain Vista collectively own six of the Top 10 fastest team averages of the decade.
Cruz Culpepper defended his state title by scorching the field in the final 500.
The Air Academy girls are No. 2 on this list.
With a little over 600 meters to go, there was no possible means of picking a winner.
Grace Johnson could be a big threat on the course this fall.
Niwot's Cruz Culepper is set to defend his title, but he'll likely have some challengers next year.
By midway through the race, there were no challengers left for Cole Sprout and Easton Allred.
The Niwot girls will have a battle with Battle Mountain on their hands Saturday morning.
Check out our picks for the top boys' teams we think will impact the Sweepstakes race tonight at Casa Grande.
Who is ready for Liberty Bell?
Battle Mountain leads the charge as the fastest team in 4A.
Mountain Vista tops the charts heading into the 2018 season.
On paper Centaurus is the No. 1 team in the state heading into the 2018 season.
Durango's Abby Scott will be a vital piece to her team's run at claiming the Southwestern League title.
Alex Hise figures as the top returning sprinter in the Southwestern League for this spring.
Ares Reading was a huge addition for Niwot this fall and a key piece of the Cougar puzzle next fall.
The age-old distinction between rebuilding and reloading applies at Battle Mountain. Look for girls like Emma Reeder to be capably filling holes in the roster left by graduation.
You, of course, want to consider the effect of the faster courses Durango ran on a couple times this fall, but Noah Bodewes and Company may be the 4A Boys team to beat next fall.
If Niwot is going to win this thing, the pack is how it's going to get done.
Andrew King beats Levi Chambers and Christian Fagerlin to the finish line in 3A Region 4.
Matthew Roberds is one of those athletes whose lower profile early in the season can't be trusted to reflect what will happen later in the season.
Hannah Ellis got a slow start to her season owing to an injury from spring, but she has things pointed solidly in the right direction with a dominating win at the Patriot League meet on Saturday.
New Mexico's Kashon Harrison barely outdueled Colorado's Cole Sprout in the cool of the Arizona night at Desert Twilight.
Battle Mountain retains the top girls position, but Durango and Palmer Ridge continue to close up ranks at the Huskies.
Here is part 2 of our recap of the many highlights that went down at Desert Twilight.
You'd expect a grand spectacle in the desert to tell you something. And it did.
It's a deep Durango roster, on the starting line and in terms of freshmen and sophomores.
Everything in Salida happens under the watchful eye of Mt. Shavano.
Desert Twilight is gonna' be lit! Click here to read Josh Tucker give a rundown of the Boys Sweepstakes Race!
There have been big doings across the region the last couple of weeks. Get caught up here!
I don't have any results from the meet to share with you, but I do know Center honored the memory of former Antonito coach Tommy Archuleta at Center's home meet on Friday, even renaming the meet in Archuleta's honor.
Kylie Simshauser is establishing a new order of things in southern Colorado girls cross country.
It's a young Durango team overall this year, and one that is rapidly getting better. Ruth Holcomb (left) and Anna Smagacz (right) are shown here.
Chaparral's advantage wasn't yet apparent at the Fort Morgan Invitational, but it would be soon enough.
Monarch High School out of Colorado used a strong early presence up front to help pick up a big win at Saturday's St. Vrain Invitational.
Madeleine Burns set the pace, but Michelle Renner reaped the rewards.
Naomi Harding is just one of the things you worry about when you go up against Battle Mountain.
Bekah Moenning is one of several returning Durango Demons who, as a team, very nearly made a huge breakthrough last fall.
Refamiliarize yourself with the Blue Blob of Broomfield. They're going to be a load to handle.
The rankings are a big fan of the girls from Battle Mountain.
Anna Hall is quite possibly the top returning athlete in 4A Girls.
Everyone knows about Montrose's distance presence, but Sam Distel gives the Indians a substantial presence in the rings as well.
Teagan Garand should keep Durango very much represented this spring in the sprint events.
The Pine Creek girls may let you out in front for a spell, but they will also chase you down. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Platte Valley's Andrew King won the battle in 3A Region 4, but Cody Jones and Frontier Academy won the war. Photos by Ron Eberhard.
Ben Highfill will be carrying much of the weight of Pueblo South's state hopes on his shoulders. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Jackson Ponce de Leon is part of a whole phalanx of young Pine Creek Eagles who could spell trouble for the rest of 4A in a couple of years. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Simon Kelati led his Greeley Central Wildcat teammates to an overpowering team title at the Greeley City XC Championships on Wednesday. Photo by Ron Eberhard.
After running all around the state to start the season, Jared Leblow gets another turn close to home on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
In Mountain Vista's system of interchangeable parts, it was Joshua Romine who came up big this week. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Drew Seidel and Cale Englert battle to a photo finish at the front of the Division 2 Boys race at the John Martin Invitational on Friday. Photo by Scott Chamberlin.
Despite having two of their top runners rerouted for a scenic detour, Durango's performance at Joe Vigil earns them a top-20 spot in the Colorado team rankings. Photo by Don Scott.
Durango's Anna Smagacz led the Demons to a crushing defeat of the assembled field at Saturday's running of the Joe Vigil Open. Photo by Don Scott.
While we've been waiting to see the real Mountain Vista team, Monarch gave some proof they will be heard from this season. Here, Charlie Perry forms the middle of a 2-3-4 finish for Monarch at Centaurus on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
William Chandler and his senior teammates at Durango proved remarkably constant through last fall's cross country campaign. Photo by Alan Versaw.
With the emergence of girls like Kelsey Lagunas, Roosevelt is suddenly a much bigger force with the 4A ranks. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Alamosa's boys won the school's sixth team title in cross country this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
If you're looking for a most-improved team from last year to this, Montrose should be high on your list. Evan Graff figures as a leader on a very good Montrose team this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Landon Ruiz-Diaz had a huge debut season for Montrose this spring in track and could be a key to the Indians' hopes this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Abby Scott enters her junior year, a year full of hope and promise for her and her Durango teammates. Photo by Alan Versaw.
You can make a solid case for Vista Ridge as the 4A Boys team that did the most to improve their standing 2015 to 2016, but there's another very strong case to be made as well. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Logan Stewart hits the sand en route to a state long jump crown. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Ro Paschal and Jack Rubalcave ran away from everyone and everything, including their own PRs, in the Tiger 3200. Photo by David Pressgrove.
Hoehne's Jacob Yates dominated the hurdle events at Thursday's Primero Invitational. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Plenty of heat in this heat. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Katie Rainsberger's was all smiles at the finish line of NXN 2015. Photo by Ashley Green.
When it came to deciding the 5A boys individual crown, it all came down to this. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Joseph Manilafasha, a two-time state champion and one of the best the state has ever seen. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Logan Mackay figures to be one of the guys Davis will be leaning on to earn yet another NXN berth on Saturday. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Henry Barth helps to make Glenwood Springs one of the 4A teams most worth watching for next year. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Pine Creek and Devon Kroeker join 4A next fall as an immediate threat to contend for a state title. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Alex Raichart and Battle Mountain made their case as the top small-school girls team in the region at Colorado's state meet on Saturday. But, they just might end up in the overall championship race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mae Anderson finds her race face back after a slip exiting the creek. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Miguel Baltazar exemplified an Alamosa effort that kept both feet beneath them until the job was done. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
A great team battle between Durango and Palmer Ridge up front was carried all the way through their respective regions at state. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Even half way into the race, it was clear that the team battle of interest was being waged between Durango and Palmer Ridge. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ian Meek brings the status of top returning finisher from last year to this year's 4A Boys state race. Photo by Tim Hilt.
10 questions just begging to be answered...
The top six finishers at Colorado 5A Region 5 all wore Mountain Vista green. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
The American Fork girls celebrate a regional title and take aim at state next week. Contributed photo.
It wasn't intentional that the two top girls teams started out next to each other, but it definitely worked out that way. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Even down one of their scoring five, Desert Hills was a decisive winner at Desert Twilight. Contributed photo.
Seamus Millett was one of five Durango boys under 16 minutes at Desert Twilight on Friday night. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Castle View once again hosts their trendy little (or, now, not-so-little) meet just outside of Sedalia on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Holly Bent was all business winning the Pat Patten girls title on Saturday. Photo by Ashley Green.
At least for the time being, Lamar and Jacob Rogers have firmly ensconced themselves atop the 3A rankings. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Ryan Sandoval leads a very good Pecos (NM) team that's been coming in for a lot of small-school attention in the Southwest region. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Durango's Abby Scott ran her way to a meet title in her hometown on Friday night. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
In a long list of strong small-school performances this weekend, Salida's second-place performance at Arapahoe probably takes the cake. Photo by Joel Hawkins.
Although Benjamin Lachelt didn't quite win the race in his season debut, he did lead Durango to a commanding team title at Battle Mountain. Photo by Sarah Monk.
But Palmer Ridge lost their hold on unanimity in the 4A Boys rankings.
After taking one on the chin to Air Academy on Friday, Megan Rossman and her Battle Mountain teammates could be loaded for bear this weekend. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Meet Maria Mettler, the latest in a long line of Air Academy weapons. Photo by Alan Versaw.
While Durango was led by Nicholas Turco, a big chunk of the scoring damage was done by guys like Seamus Millett and Jordan Helms. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It didn't take long for Palmer Ridge to reassert their claim to the #1 spot.
Paxton Smith enters his senior season as the leader of Vista Nation, and it promises to be an interesting year for Mountain Vista. Photo by Alan Versaw.
In a roster full of capable Durango Demons, Benjamin Lachelt is one of the best. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Sarah Smagacz' 2014 cross country campaign assures us she is ready for a bigger role as a junior this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mullen's Marcus McElroy had two 4A second-bests this week, one at 100m and one at 200m. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Sam Hopfe helped Woodland Park to a team title in Salida on Saturday with an individual title of his own. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
We begin the preseason rankings with Class 4A.
Miranda Gallegos is one of the key returning athletes for Durango this spring, and one who can take on a variety of roles. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
Durango's Shannon Maloney is set to don the blue and silver of Utah State next fall. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Paul Roberts, though running in Colorado's smallest classification, brings the best state meet time from the Centennial State to NXR-SW. Photo by Renee Haip.
Rychelle Denardo and Hannah Gaylord would be two reasons you might want to watch out for Battle Mountain next fall. Photos by Alan Versaw.
Eric Hamer of Palmer Ridge combined a hard-earned team title with his individual title today. Photo by Karen McCoy.
Niwot's tightly-packed regional finish has helped to push the Cougars a little more into the 4A spotlight. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The team you're likely most concerned about here is the team laying conspicuously low off the start. Photo by Aaron Lorenzen.
When it came down to the final battle for third in 5A Region 3, Karina Mann, Cami Kennedy, and Claudia Burgess were all still in it. Photo by Ashley Green.
Gordon Gianniny has been running well this fall, but he's also had a lot of support from some other guys in red. All told, it makes Durango a very tough team to beat. Colorado Track XC file photo by Alan Versaw.
In our final 4A poll of the season, Palmer Ridge and Mountain View stay on top, but there was no small amount of shuffling beneath them.
It appears almost everyone in Arizona was at the Desert Twilight XC Festival
While Desert Vista was dominating down in Arizona, Monarch and Cherry Creek were renewing their vows of rivalry in Colorado. Photo by Ashley Green.
Tyler Day and Marcus Wheeler (Corona del Sol) enjoy some shoulder-to-shoulder running at the front of Saturday's Ojo Rojo Invititation. Photo by Margot Kelly.
After a couple of near misses earlier in the season, Paxton Smith found his way into first at the Coronado Cougar Classic. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Probably the worst draw on the entire starting line. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Paxton Smith and Tyler Matzke get most of the ink, but it's guys like Addison Hellier who keep the Mountain Vista team score low. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The high school boys race gets underway under the shade of the abundant cottonwoods at Alamosa's Cattails Golf Course. Photo by Eric Flores.
Thompson Valley and Palmer Ridge retain this week's top spots, but the heat is on both teams.
Aubrey Till has successfully made her break from the pursuit of Lauren Offerman by the top of the hill. Photo by Tim Hilt.
Corey Lewenkamp enjoyed the day's largest margin of victory over the rest of a classification. Photo by Alan Versaw.
An escort of Demons: Air Academy's Luc Hagen tries to hold of Gordon Gianniny, Benjamin Lachelt (mostly hidden), and Nicholas Turco late in the race. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Thornton's Joshua Joseph is the top returning state finisher among the fields for Thursday's running of the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
Kaleb Simington, already well-established in the ranks of 4A, is joined by younger brother Logan this year to help give Thompson Valley one of its strongest boys teams ever. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
If you know where these competitors are, you know the answer to one of the trivia questions. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Josh Braun is one of several returning runners for Battle Mountain that make them a team of no small concern this fall. Colorado Track XC file photo by Paul Jaeger.
Ruthie Boyd has quietly emerged as oneof 4A's best on the cross country course. Colorado Track XC file photo.
When the lights went on at Garry Berry Stadium on Friday night, Eva-Lou Edwards found herself on center stage. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Okay, it was only a matter of time until we could resist talking about 4A girls no longer. This one could become a showdown of major proportions.
Lutheran's relays created a stir in Fort Morgan last weekend. This weekend they show up in Keenesburg. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Niwot's Niki Marshall dominated the 400 at the RE-1J District Meet, and she currently owns the #2 400 meter time in the state. Photo by Alan Versaw.
It's a long trip to New Hampshire for Hannah Peterson, but that's where the Nordic programs hide out. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Everyone in 4A knows about Eric Hamer, but if Palmer Ridge has a big year next year, it's likely Tommy Herebic will be playing a crucial role as well. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Hannah Peterson ranks as a star in Durango circuit training. Photo by Alan Versaw.
The top two questions for this year focus on the top two runners for the season so far--Elise Cranny and Cerake Geberkidane. Photos by Alan Versaw.
If you're looking for a team to create havoc at the state meet that you might not have been thinking about, this would be your crew. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Get to know this face, because Jenna McCaffrey is the newest member of the Niwot shock-and-awe team. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Led by Gordon Gianniny and Nicholas Turco, Durango will be seeking to advance to state on the strength of a regional title. Colorado Track XC file photos.
I was almost dead certain that Mountain Range's colors were Columbia blue and black (just like my old high school) until I saw this photo. Photo by Ken Regan.
Elise Cranny wins the Rocky Mountain Shootout on Saturday. Photo by Rick Wilson.
As weekends of cross country go, it doesn't figure to get much better than this weekend. Photo by Jeff McCoy.
Zach Grand of Santa Fe and Colin Hemez of Los Alamos battle for the win at Saturday's ATC Everybody Invitational in Santa Fe. Photo by Blake Wood.
Greg Eccher paces with Jake Erickson for a few moments before taking over at his home invitational. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Carson Hume and Eric Hamer went quickly to the front of the Joe Vigil high school boys race--and stayed there. Photo by Eric Flores.
Pomona's Marcel Laguera set the tone for his season by dominating the 5A boys field. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Eagle Valley's Gregg Salaz figures to be among the top contenders for the 4A Region 6 individual title. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Alicia Nelson, this year DII Steeplechase champion, is a graduate of Moffat County High School. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Adam Egger is one of the guys Coronado will be counting on to step up to bigger roles this fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Based on what we saw in track season, Caitlin Schmitt will be bringing a lot of impact to the Evergreen roster this fall. Photo by Paul Jaeger.
Daniel Belk's 400 speed adds a lot of heft to Cheyenne Mountain's bid to become the dominant 4A boys team this spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Reid Gates of Cedaredge sets a new season standard in the high jump at 6-8. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Not all meets were as fortunate as the City to City Challenge. About half of last weekend's action was lost to weather, but the week ahead looks good. Take a closer look with us. Photo by Kenny Regan.
A Family Affair: Shannon and Joe Maloney share a break in their 2012 summer conditioning regimen with their mother atop Handies Peak. Contributed photo.
Steve Duncan is a likely candidate to be showing up at Saturday's state indoor pole vault championships in Pueblo. Photo by Alan Versaw.
First-year coach David McMillan poses with 6/7 of the Durango boys at the state cross country meet. Contributed photo. Free content.
Brandon Cartagena and Jaylyn Mars return as two of the top 4A sprinters for 2013, but the sprint group may end up more crowded than you were expecting. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Ethan Gonzales is a certified contender in Broomfield blue. How the rest of the team develops around him will mark how far Broomfield goes next fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Hanna Born was one of three freshmen who contributed in a big way to the success of the Air Academy girls this fall. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Fair warning: Mandy Ortiz already owns a meet title on the NPEC/BCRP course. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Hunter Burnham has combined forces with Gregg Salaz to give Eagle Valley a potent 1-2 that few western slope teams have been able to counter. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Kaite Rainsberger has already had a few big moments in her debut season, but the biggest moment could be yet to come. Colorado Track XC file photo.
On a cold day when a few of Coronado's top guns were taking a break from racing, Andres Luna stepped up and led the Cougars to a big win. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mandy Ortiz of Battle Mountain passes Jessica Kleven and Sam Skold at the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede. Battle Mountain has been passing lots of folks lately. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Paul Roberts took it to a lot of upperclassmen from larger schools, winning his second meet title in as many weeks. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Karli Foreman has graduated, but Durango doesn't figure to drop off much with Shannon Maloney moving to the front of the pack. Colorado Track XC file photo.
Durango's Shannon Maloney strides away from the field to win the 400 in 58.94. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Grand Junction's Jamie Derrieux,right, gets a wary sidewards glance from Durango's 4x200 anchor, but the wariness was to no avail--Grand Junction dominated the outcome of the relay. Photo by Michele Bisbee.
Jared Blake's times said he was one of the best hurdlers in the state. As of Saturday, there are a few more believers in Colorado Springs. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mandy Ortiz heads toward the finish of her regional championship run. Photo by Matt Scoggins.
A lone runner (who may be Evan Fortney--the form looks like his--but I'm not certain about that) negotiates the trails of the Pat Amato Classic on Friday. Photo by Cliff Jurgens.
It isn't exactly the Aspen Ski Area, but it's close. After a lung-busting climb, the competitors at the Chris Severy Invitational get to jar their bones on a relentless descent over uneven terrain. Photo by Matt Scoggins.
It was a sea of red and black at the start of the Eagle Valley Invitational. Photo by Alan Versaw.
In one season of cross country, Adrian Lovato and Haydyn Pike get to see more of Colorado than most of us do in a decade. Colorado Track XC file photos.
Lindsey Stindt is one of the big reasons that neither Lyons nor Akron may come in as the 2A girls favorite next spring. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Action from this weekend's Glenwood Springs Invitational, where Durango ran away with the girls' title. Photo by Mike Schneiter.
Shelby Stableford surprised a few fans of cross country--and her coach--by cruising to a 12-second victory at the St. Vrain Invitational on Saturday. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Mike Cernoia returns for his senior season as the classification's top-ranked runner. Photo by Alan Versaw.
Chris Zirkle, after finishing fourth at the Chris Severy Invitational, will be counted on to lead a much improved Moffat County team into the championship season. File photo by Alan Versaw.
Broomfield's Jill Carlson took home top honors at the Arvada West Invitational on Friday. Photo by Cliff Jurgens.
From left to right, several of the top girls from the western slope, Katrina Selsor (Glenwood), Chiara Del Piccolo (Basalt), Brandi Krieg (Grand Valley), Holly Keeper (Rifle), and Nettie Stenstadvold (Basalt) from last month's Glenwood Invite (photo courtesy of Diane Krieg).
Evan Appel finishes first at the Jefferson County League Championships last week (photo courtesy of Janet Newman).
After all of the intensity of week three, we should not count it surprising that large numbers of top athletes were out of competition in week four. Kara Slavoski (above), however, was one of the ones who was in action this week.
Santino Apodaca, winner of the Division 2 race at Friday's Kadet Invitational, is key to Rocky Ford's hopes for a repeat state championship.
Allie McLaughlin wasted no time running away from the field en route to a 17:45 time at the Morris Vogel Invitational on Friday (photo courtesy of Mark Weeks).
It's rare to see such a great early season match-up take place, but that's what happened Thursday evening in Colorado. The top two ranked Midwest boys, Bobby Nicolls (pictured far right by Ken Regan) and Evan Appel, squared off for the first of what could be a few battles this season, while many other top Colorado teams and individuals took to the 5k spread at the Poudre SD Pre-State Cross Country Invitational in Fort Collins.
Moffat County's Alicia Nelson and Thompson Valley's Liz Tremblay battled for the lead through much of the 4A girls race. In the end, Nelson took the victory by a narrow margin of about two seconds (photo courtesy Ken Regan).